Pres. Biden teams up with China on climate change

The Biden administration and China are on the same page, at least in one area.

The Associated Press reports that the United States and China have agreed to cooperate with each other in order to fight climate change. 

It’s true

This agreement to cooperate was reportedly reached by John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s special envoy for climate, and, Xie Zhenhua, Kerry’s Chinese counterpart. The two participated in talks last week, and just recently they released a joint statement.

The statement says that the United States and China “are committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis, which must be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands.”

The statement also says that the United States and China would enhance “their respective actions and cooperating in multilateral processes, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement.”

Kerry spoke a bit more about his meeting with Xie during a press conference in Seoul on Sunday. There, he called the joint statement “strong” and said that the two countries agreed on “critical elements on where we have to go.”

Considering China’s coal usage, Kerry said that he has had many discussions with the Chinese about how to transition away from coal. “I have never shied away from expressing our views shared by many, many people that it is imperative to reduce coal, everywhere,” Kerry added.

Background

This week, President Biden is planning on holding a Climate summit. He has invited 40 world leaders to the event.

It is expected that, during the summit, the United States and others are going to announce ambitious climate goals. It is also expected that the United States and others will pledge to help less financially well-off countries fight climate change.

It ought to be remembered that former President Donald Trump withdrew America from the Paris agreement because he and his administration considered the deal to be both ineffective and unfair. It was unfair, in part, because it didn’t hold China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, to the same standards as others.

And, that is the worry here, that the Biden administration is going to enter America into another unfavorable deal that hurts its citizens. China is already making it clear that it will not be able to achieve the sort of climate goals being pushed by Kerry and others.

“For a big country with 1.4 billion people, these goals are not easily delivered,” Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said on Friday. “Some countries are asking China to achieve the goals earlier. I am afraid this is not very realistic.”

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9 Responses

  1. China will not comply. Biden will destroy our energy production, make us dependent upon opec and others, and bankrupt our country.

  2. This Climate Summit will take place via Zoom or a reasonable facsimile I trust.
    Otherwise 40+ non electric Jets dropping their fuel fumes from here to who knows where.
    Not to forget a new home for Covid spreaders.
    Too bad China and the USA’s Liberals long term plans generally only happen for 5 Minutes, not the usual 5 years +. Surefire consequences must be established on any non compliance agreement would be nice.

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  5. Joe gotta go. He is being controlled by a bunch of lunatics. This entire administration is about as corrupt and crooked that has ever been installed(not voted into office, but stolen) and needs to be thrown out of office as soon as possible. The damage they done in under 3 months is unbelievable. When will the average American demand he resign and take all his bottom of the barrel people with him. When will Crazy Nancy begin the impeachment process. She did it twice to a real President and can’t see that this senile old man is totally incompetent and needs to go. God Bless America.

  6. What else is new with the ole China Biden !!! What about the things that are happening now in the US – have you forgot about them ??? Dumb is as dumb does !!! Well, on to another chapter of misinformation and unworthy dictums from the White House !!!

  7. What about the carbon footprint all these Illegals will create and all the heating full needed to be burned to keep them warm in the Northern States they are being shipped to

  8. Get rid of China joe- he is in the take with China and is destroying the US. Why isn’t he being impeached for being the stupidest president of all time? And why isn’t Obama being exiled with his monkey family?

  9. Once again we the U.S. tax payers will be paying for climate control in other countries. Trump was right to get us out of the Paris accord. Not only is Biden holding hands with China but he is removing our independence from other countries oil. Impeach him for treason.

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